Archive: 2016
  • Nebraska Tailwaters Campground will not open Thursday, May 12

    Nebraska Tailwaters Campground, located near Yankton, South Dakota, will not open as scheduled Thursday, May 12 due to mechanical problems.
  • No decision yet regarding water crossings for Dakota Access Pipeline

    The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers has not issued a decision in response to Dakota Access, LLC’s application for permits and permissions to construct and operate the Dakota Access Pipeline Project. The applicant has requested that USACE issue permits under Section 404 of the Clean Water Act and Section 10 of the Rivers and Harbors Act of 1899 for water body crossings, as well as provide the permission required by Section 14 of the Rivers and Harbors Act of 1899, codified at 33 U.S.C. 408 (Section 408).
  • Gavins Point Dam Crest Road closed April 28-29

    Crest Road, the road that crosses the Gavins Point Dam will be closed from 8 a.m. Thursday, April 28 through 8 a.m. Friday, April 29 to conduct project maintenance. Stay informed about upcoming road closures by checking our web site, or by calling (402) 667-2546.
  • New Operations Project Manager at Fort Peck

    Darin McMurry has been selected as the new Operations Project Manager (OPM) for the Fort Peck Dam Project in Fort Peck, Montana. McMurry will replace John Daggett who retires June 3. Fort Peck Dam, located on the Missouri River in Montana, is the upper most dam of the six main stem dams the Corps operates. Responsibilities for the OPM include Emergency Operations within the project boundary, which takes in most of Montana and northern Wyoming; contracting work assigned to the office; environmental compliance; inter-agency coordination and public relations within the project area.
  • Tree planting ceremony to mark end of ecosystem restoration project construction along Lower Boulder Creek in Boulder County, CO

    The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Omaha District, in partnership with the Boulder County Parks and Open Space Department, will hold a tree planting ceremony on Friday, April 22, at 8:30 a.m. MDT, to celebrate the end of construction of a stream ecosystem restoration project along an approximately one-mile stretch of Lower Boulder Creek on the county’s Alexander Dawson Open Space property.
  • Release Plans Announced for Jamestown and Pipestem Reservoirs

    Pipestem Reservoir is currently at pool elevation 1443.9 feet, which results in 0.9 percent of the flood pool occupied. Inflows are currently 10 cubic feet per second (cfs) with no reservoir release. Jamestown Reservoir is currently at pool elevation 1430.8 feet, which is 0.2 feet below the base of the flood pool. Inflows are minimal with no reservoir release. The maximum combined release from the reservoirs is not expected to exceed 200 cfs this summer; however, significant rainfall could necessitate higher release levels. The upper James River basin is currently in abnormally dry to moderate drought conditions according to the US Drought Monitor, which could decrease rainfall runoff into the reservoirs.
  • Fort Randall area hosts 6th Annual South Dakota Birding Festival

    The Karl Mundt National Wildlife Refuge, located near the Fort Randall Dam, will play host to the 6th Annual South Dakota Birding Festival from May 20-22.
  • USACE asked to finalize jurisdictional land transfer of some Garrison Project Lands to the Department of Interior

    The Assistant Secretary of the Army for Civil Works (ASA/CW) has directed funding be made available as part of the Fiscal Year 2016 budget to implement a Memorandum of Agreement (MOA) for transferring jurisdiction of some Garrison project lands no longer needed for construction, maintenance and operation, to the Department of the Interior to be held in trust for the Three Affiliated Tribes (Mandan, Hidatsa, Arikara Nation).
  • Online reservations now offered for USACE Lake Sakakawea campsites

    Visitors to Wolf Creek or East Totten Trail campgrounds can now make reservations by going online or calling a toll free number starting on March 30 at 9 am. Reservations for all sites must be made through Reserve America by going online to or by calling the toll free reservation line at 1-877-444-6777. Same day reservations will be available by calling the toll free number. Cash and checks will no longer be directly accepted at East Totten Trail or Wolf Creek Campgrounds. The recreation season will run from May 15 to September 15 and check out time will be at noon each day.
  • Gavins Point Dam road closure March 28-April 1

    Crest Road, the road that crosses the Gavins Point Dam will be closed from 9 Monday, March 28 through 5 p.m. Friday, April 1 to conduct project maintenance.